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GPS Location: N45° 00.460’ W83° 14.990’
Depth: 16 Feet
Wreck Length: 190 Feet Beam: 30 Feet
Gross Tonnage: 709 Cargo: Lumber
Launched: 1857 by Luther Moses at Cleveland, Ohio
Wrecked: September 24, 1872
Description: The shallow water and rocks at North Point Reef have contributed to the loss of many vessels including the propeller Galena in 1872. After running hard aground the ship quickly went to pieces and is today scattered, flattened and intermingled with the wreckage of several other vessels, both schooners and propellers, lost in a similar fashion.


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